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Nagaland inks MoU with Estonia for establishing e-governance academy

Devdiscourse News Desk Kohima
Updated: 30-11-2018 18:23 IST
Nagaland inks MoU with Estonia for establishing e-governance academy

The Nagaland government on Friday inked an MoU with Estonian academy to enlighten the state people on the e-governance models prevailing in the world.

The main objective of the five-year agreement with the e-Governance Academy of Estonia is to work together to develop and expand scientific collaboration on setting up e-Governance Academy in Nagaland, officials said.

The agreement was signed during the current edition of the e-Naga Summit, held with a vision to embark on a process to instill the spirit of innovation and use of technology for impacting positive change in the society, they said.

Inaugurating the summit, Governor P B Acharya said the world today is depending on Information Technology for easier access to information and services.

The e-Naga Summit can be the right platform in bringing together experts in the IT field from different countries, industries, central and state governments officials, he said.

"We must invest in skill development of youths in order to realize their full potential," he said. "India's IT industry is playing a major role not only in India but all over the world's economic growth, he said.

He cited the success of software business in Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai which, he said, are indication of how the economy can grow fast by employing the latest IT technology.

The time has come for Nagaland to harness the benefits of IT, the governor said. The day long e-Naga Summit was held on the theme, "Building IT infrastructure to make the state of Nagaland the next IT hub of South-East Asia".

(With inputs from agencies.)